Friday, July 21, 2017

Le CiNéMa Club Presents Its Movie of the Week. What?


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In a time of binge-watching and media overload, a streaming site hosts just one film each week, complementing it with a few other special features.

Review: In ‘Amnesia,’ Finding Inner German Peace on a Spanish Isle


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Marthe Keller stars in Barbet Schroeder’s movie, set in Spain in the 1990s, about two Germans who confront the lingering horrors of World War II.

Review: ‘The Fencer’ Is an Inspiring Figure in a Formulaic Tale


By BEN KENIGSBERG via NYT Movies
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In 1950s Estonia, a principal’s envy of a popular teacher leads him to start investigating his background.

Jessica Williams Charts Her Course: ‘I Know What I’d Be Incredible At’


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Many “Daily Show” fans had hoped she would succeed Jon Stewart, but she took herself out of the running to focus elsewhere.

Review: ‘Kekszakallu’ Plunges Into the Unknown


By BEN KENIGSBERG via NYT Movies
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This Argentine film, very loosely inspired by the Bartok opera “Bluebeard’s Castle,” observes the lives of teenage girls on the verge of adulthood.

Review: In ‘The Untamed,’ Close Encounters. No, Even Closer.


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A slimy, many-tentacled alien has sex with several unhappy residents of the Mexican city of Guanajuato in Amat Escalante’s movie.

Luc Besson Narrates a Scene From ‘Valerian’


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The director discusses a scene from his film.

Review: A Bullied Boy Gets a Hunting Lesson in ‘First Kill’


By NEIL GENZLINGER via NYT Movies
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A deep-woods thriller stars Bruce Willis as the local police chief and features a bank robbery gone wrong.

Review: ‘Killing Ground’ Will Make You Rethink That Camping Trip


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The movie, set in an Australian national park, features two families and one set of brutal killers.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Why Couldn’t This Man Stop Hiccupping?


By LISA SANDERS, M.D. via NYT Magazine
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It started as a normal bout, but no remedy cured them. What was causing these relentless spasms?

Review: A Poor, Little Rich Maharajah in ‘Black Prince’


By RACHEL SALTZ via NYT Movies
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Kavi Raz’s film, based on the true story of Duleep Singh, never finds a rhythm or dramatic arc.

Review: In ‘Landline,’ the Family That Strays Together


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Jenny Slate, John Turturro and Edie Falco star in Gillian Robespierre’s new comedy, set in 1995.

Review: ‘Valerian’ Is a Rave in Space (but Not Much Fun)


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If you can summarize the plot of Luc Besson’s film adaptation of the graphic-novel science fiction series, you weren’t paying attention.

Review: ‘Dunkirk’ Is a Tour de Force War Movie, Both Sweeping and Intimate


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In his brilliant new film, Christopher Nolan revisits a harrowing, true World War II mission in a story of struggle, survival and resistance.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Review: In ‘Girls Trip,’ Women Giddily Under the Influence


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In the affably amusing, sometimes spittingly funny “Girls Trip,” a weekend getaway brings trouble, laughs and sisterhood.

‘Valerian’ Is France’s Most Expensive Film Ever. Luc Besson Says ‘Who Cares?’


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To make “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets,” which had a budget of around $150 million, Mr. Besson lobbied the government to change its tax credit system.

Review: Modern-Day Conflicts Creep Into Idyllic ‘Santoalla’


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A Dutch couple goes off the grid to live a quiet life in Spain, but their idyll ends in a true crime mystery that is the subject of this documentary.

Kyle Mooney: The First Time I Was Upstaged at a Talent Show


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The “Saturday Night Live” cast member, who stars in the film “Brigsby Bear,” recalls that day in fourth grade when his best friend became a guitar hero.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Everywhere You Look, We’ve Downgraded Real Problems Into Mere ‘Issues’


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One simple word might help explain how every last thing in our society seems to have become a point of contention.

Monday, July 17, 2017

In George Romero’s Zombie Films, the Living Were a Horror Show, Too


By A. O. SCOTT and JASON ZINOMAN via NYT Movies
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Our critics discuss the influence of the director’s body of work, including “Night of the Living Dead” and its depiction of white law enforcement.

5 George Romero Films to Remember


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A look at some of this maverick director’s most notable movies, like “Night of the Living Dead” and “Monkey Shines.”

Queen Biopic Will Happen, Band Says


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The long-gestating movie is set to begin filming this year, with Rami Malek playing Freddie Mercury.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Martin Landau, Actor Who Won an Oscar for ‘Ed Wood,’ Dies at 89


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Mr. Landau, who gained notoriety in the 1960s TV series “Mission: Impossible,” but then struggled to find work, enjoyed a career revival in film decades later.